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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Dye production
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Cooked greens
Edible Parts: Leaves
Flowers
Eating Methods: Tea
Raw
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Pot Marigold
  • English Marigold
  • Calendula
  • Ruddles
  • Scotch Marigold
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Calendula officinalis
  • Synonym: Calendula officinalis var. prolifera

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Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2015-08-28
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-09-11
Calendula hybrid
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2021-07-25

Date: 2014-05-21
experimental double white
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2013-07-16
Location: my garden zone 5 Indiana
Date: 2022-11-06
unripe seed pod
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Photo by gardengorilla97306
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2013-07-12
Bright Yellow Calendular Bloom
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: 2021-01-29
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Date: 2017-07-09
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2013-06-08
Looks Like a Spider .. with eggs!
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2009-07-01
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2014-05-09
Calendula .. unknown Double Yellow .. Aging.
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: 2021-02-19
Location: Kalama, wa
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Date: 2023-07-25

photo credit: H. Zell
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-07-15
Plant trial

Courtesy Outsidepride
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Location: Aberdeen, NC (my garden 2022)
Date: October 24, 2022
Pot marigold #130 nn; LHB p. 1016, 194-67-1, "Latin, 'calende', t
Location: Mason, New Hampshire (zone 5b)
Date: 2012-08-11
A cheery Calendula receives a summer vistor.
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6a
Date: 2013-06-25
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-12
Location: Romania
Date: 2022-06-17
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2024-02-01
Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis) after minus 16.2C still aliv
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-03-07
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-03-07
Volunteer seedlings

photo credit: H. Zell

photo credit: H. Zell
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-04-23
Seed and sprouted seed of 'Zeolights'
Location: Belgium
Date: 5th June 2007
Location: North Branch, MN
Date: 2017-06-21
I winter speed a flat of wild flowers. The green house blew over,
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2001-08-05
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Mason, New Hampshire (zone 5b)
Date: Spet. 2012
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-02-26
Alive and blooming in Winter
Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Courtesy Seeds of Victoria
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Location: Belgium
Date: 2007-09-05
Location: Darwell Rolling Woods, Alberta
Date: 2015-07-31
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-12
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Date: 2023-07-25
Location: In my front yard in Holladay, UT
Date: Summer
Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Date: 2016-10-31
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-03-08
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: August

Date: 2015-03-09
Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.
Date: 7-1-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-04-22
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-24
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2012-05-01
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-12
Location: Romania
Date: 2022-06-17
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2013-06-12
Calendular Seeds .. Ready for Packing
Location: Maryland
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2015-05-03
SEEDLINGS .. 2015 Season in Australia .. 3,000ft ASL

Date: 2016-09-03
Location: Malakoff TX
Date: 2015-05-22
My first Calendula in my Herb Garden!
Location: Mississauga
Date: 2009-07-17

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: South Carolina 
Date: June
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Comments:
  • Posted by dave (Southlake, Texas - Zone 8a) on Jan 17, 2014 10:30 AM concerning plant:
    Considered by most to be an annual, this is really a very short lived herbaceous tender perennial. It is easily grown in nearly any environment and loves full sun locations. It's a valuable food source for many butterflies.

    Best of all, pot marigolds are edible! The florets are wonderful in salads and as a side to brighten up any dish.
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Aug 28, 2015 10:10 AM concerning plant:
    This jolly plant will reseed itself freely. I let it pop up wherever it likes (within reason) for a bright splash of color throughout the summer. Both the flowers and leaves may be infused or decocted and used as an antiseptic. The flowers may be added to a vinegar hair rinse, and may also be used as a dye plant.
  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 1, 2014 8:58 PM concerning plant:
    Calendula officinalis is a larval host plant for the Painted Lady Butterfly.

    As a companion plant, it also reportedly helps to repel tomato hookworm, asparagus beetle, and some nematodes.

  • Posted by Aamie (Romania) on Mar 30, 2022 2:16 AM concerning plant:
    Did you know that if the flowers of calendula are not open until 8 am, on that specific day it will rain? Calendulas were used in the past to predict weather changes because they can feel the atmospheric pressure switch.
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